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What is a Faculty Ombudsperson?
The Ombudsperson is an independent and neutral third party on campus for faculty members with questions, disputes or other concerns.

What does a Faculty Ombudsperson do?
The Ombudsperson serves as a confidential consultant and referral agent, using an informal process to assist faculty members in a variety of work-related concerns. He/she does not serve as an advocate, but considers all questions and concerns objectively and impartially.

When should I contact the Faculty Ombudsperson?
You can talk with the Ombudsperson at any time with questions or concerns; however, consulting with the Ombudsperson is not a substitute for participation in formal procedures.

How do I contact the Faculty Ombudsperson?
You can reach Dr. Charles Blake at blakech@jmu.eduIf the telephone is your preferred method of contact, please send a short e-mail message requesting a consultation and providing a phone number at which you can be reached.

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